How can we improve Pocket Informant 5 for iOS?

Trigger Improvements Feature Parity with Informant 4 Templates

Please add the following capabilities to Triggers

Ability to create and save checklist in the trigger screen like in the old PI template.

Ability to create a trigger from an existing item--Done in 5.2

Ability for Triggers to support the same fields as the templates

You can now set the "All Day" flag in Event Triggers (it's the first option in the Hour field) Done in 5.2

Please add an option to "Triggers" where I can filter the trigger lists.

The idea is, if you have a large number of Triggers, it will reduce the number of displayed Triggers.

2nd Option

I went to edit a trigger that came from an old template. It wasn't immediately obvious how to change the start and duration of event. Please make that clearer

Allow user to save/link a contact to that template similar to prior version templates.

Please consider adding the ability to set a Parent Task from a Trigger. I used to be able to do it using Templates and used the feature quite often. It would be a great help. Thanks

Please add the ability when making triggers to pop up your existing tag fields not a blank field and then change it later to an existing tag field.

It would be great if the triggers could include alarms too. My wife likes to set multiple alarms (2 hrs before, 1 day before, & 1 Week before) for important appointments. Perhaps you can have a switch that is disabled by default that will enable all fields for triggers.

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      • Eberlein commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The templates worked for me much better than the triggers. Basically, I have templates for work tasks and work events, as well as personal tasks and personal events. They have different alarm times and different calendars and tags. It would be great if this worked again and could be synced across all my devices.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Could triggers be listed alphabetically and by title (not the trigger text)? I used templates a lot and had them listed by areas of work. I then used to be able to quickly pick the right one from the drop down list - now much harder when they are seemingly listed randomly. I find this method of picking from the list much quicker then typing trigger text when on the move.

      • Bakari commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I haven't read all the comments, but the triggers are not working for me. When I first tried they worked somewhat, but now they don't pop up at all. I definitely want to the triggers to work like the old templates, filling all the settings I add to the template.

      • Gablo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This idea really is a minor extension to the triggers idea that has already been posted.

        It would be great if the triggers could include alarms too. My wife likes to set multiple alarms (2 hrs before, 1 day before, & 1 Week before) for important appointments. Perhaps you can have a switch that is disabled by default that will enable all fields for triggers.

      • Craig Lohmann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add the ability when making triggers to pop up your existing tag fields not a blank field and then change it later to an existing tag field.

      • paul.s.mintz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A minor improvement is needed in Triggers. The event specific section where you define the start and duration of the event needs labels for the contents that don't disappear. I went to edit a trigger that came from an old template. It wasn't immediately obvious how to change the start and duration of event.

      • Scott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Allow user to save/link a contact to that template similar to prior version templates.

      • Ren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add same fields as Templates had. Especially need the fields "Project/Sync account", and "Tags"

      • Pat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please consider adding the ability to set a Parent Task from a Trigger. I used to be able to do it using Templates and used the feature quite often. It would be a great help. Thanks.

      • Kevin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really cannot understand why trigger removed fields from templates already supported ! What's the reason of doing that?

      • "TJ" commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A trigger that would create a project already populated with tasks would be great for repetitive operations

      • Andreas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add an option to "Triggers" where I can filter the trigger lists.

        The idea is, if you have a large number of Triggers, it will reduce the number of displayed Triggers.

        2nd Option

        I went to edit a trigger that came from an old template. It wasn't immediately obvious how to change the start and duration of event. Please make that clearer

      • Frank Lohner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Add Switch to select 'Whole -Day-event' in the trigger menu. I used templates for simple events that didn't nedfto be Edited.
        Just pick the Trigger and confirm...

      • Fabio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Possibility to select a bookmarked location for triggers (this was possible with Templates in version 4)

      • Fabio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Absolutely. One of the main advantages of triggers (ex-templates) is the possibility to select different alarms for different events. Having only one standard setting is definitely a step backwards from the previous version.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be helpful to save Triggers WITH Alarms and to create it from a date in the calender (with Templates it was possible).

      • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When we add tags to triggers we should have them auto filter. Right now I have to remember the tags. With over 30 it makes creating triggers tedious.

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